Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Slika tjedna 83. / Photo of the week 83.

Isn't my lilac just lovely!?

And in nice company of my brushes ;)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

How to sew satin flower

To be honest, this is time consuming project. It took whole hour. But, I like it and I'm not sorry (better to spend time like this than watching TV)

Here is how I made my satin flower: 

(I took a lot of photos so I won't (try to) explain process on my broken english)

Hope the photos explained process. And that there is nothing unclear.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Old jeans patchwork

My dear readers, I have another sewing machine related project today. What could I say, I'm becoming really good friend with my "Singer". 

Here is something that I made in an evening. 
The thing is, I need practice, and I have to make enough those easy projects, before I start making peaces of art ;) 

 (for this project I had Pinterest inspiration, you'll find what kind if you go on the end of the post)

And another thing is, I really have to reduce my "reuse-refashion stash". So here it is. Patchwork made from two pairs of old jeans. You could use whatever denim you like. Whatever color you like...

It is same method like when I made that awesome denim clutch (link is here

First, I cut my jeans on equal squares (like I sad, I used two pairs).

Then I sorted them to be nice arranged.

And finally, I sewed all squares together (first I made 4 lines of 6 squares, and then I sewed those 4 lines). 

I even used those belt loops. I sewed some of them on the top of the patchwork so I could hang it. And few of them are on the patchwork so I can hang something on them (like small teddy bear)

Pockets are here on purpose. This patchwork is going to be some kind of a storage for things that I always lose (like a pair of scissors, I always lose my scissors)

What do you think?

This is my inspiration from Pinterest (link is here). When I saw this, I had to go to my stash and start digging :) I don't think that this is made from some crafter, it looks like factory business, but it is so cool :)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

White, pearl flower

It' s been a long time since I made tutorial for flower. Well, this is not something really new, so here are few photos, I'm sure that you could make it without any of it, but... here there are:

In short, DIY fabric flower:
  1. I took 5 circles
  2. I cut some kind of petals on them
  3. One circle is a base
  4. Other 4... I folded two times, then "loosen them" and glued each one on the base (or you could sew)
  5. I added some pearls
  6. and some golden leaves in the middle with pearls (I like to hide that hole on beads with something)

Monday, February 24, 2014

I made evening dress, and here is tutorial

I'm so proud on this dress! I made it for my friend's wedding, and I'm so happy how it turned out.

There aren't any zippers, any buttons... there is nothing complicated! And, it is not made just for me, since it is on elastic band, dress could fit someone who is a bit smaller or bigger than me. Loooove it!

Total cost: $50 

And I have some photos and sketches for tutorial. Hope to make it simple, but if you have any questions, just ask.

First, bodice! (or top of the dress)

You know great thing about it? I could wear it without skirt. I can wear it like top on some jeans... for some fancy girl's night out! (That's why I left it a bit longer than I really need it)

(Yes, it is two peaces dress)

Here is how did I make it:

(And don't forget, I try it during sewing and then I know how much to sew or how much loose should I leave some things. That's why I'm not giving you numbers. You have your own.)

Hem of two peaces (satin and lace):

Sewn side looks like this:

(Extra tip: bra strap is passed through the tube so everything is going to be on its place)

And now: Skirt!

To be honest, I messed a little bit with trimming. It's not completely even. I have to fix that, but it wasn't anything noticeable so I still think that this is my best project so far :)

Principle is similar like in this maxi skirt here
But this one today is much simpler.

This part with elastic band is "different". I sewed it with zig zag stitch (ok, that's not new), but then I turned elastic band "inside". Hope that you'll get from photos what I did

To spice things up a little bit, I added vintage gold belt. It is covering elastic band. 
(it was my moms and it is more than 30 years old!)

And that's it! 

It took few days to finish it (few days for several hours). It wasn't evening project. But I think it worth every minute of the work.

Please, let me know what do you think.